More articles by Paul Ferrill

Supermicro 1U Server Shows Its Stuff

The company's SuperServer rackmount server solution delivers an attractive blend of performance, reliability, power efficiency and affordability.

HP DL580 Gen8 Server Innovates with Power

With power and cooling the two most significant operating costs for servers, a more power-efficient solution can significantly impact the bottom line. In that respect, HP's new DL580 Gen8 certainly delivers.

Penguin Computing's Altus OCP31 Open Compute Project Offering

The Altus OCP31 showcases some of the key advantages a third-generation OCP-based server system can offer for those looking to save on operating costs as well as initial procurement costs.

HP's ProLiant DL320e Gen8: Good Things Can Come in Small Packages

While the compact 1U ProLiant DL320 may not offer the cost savings of its MicroServer sibling, it does provide impressive compute power and features ideal for a small business or small branch office.

Taking VMware vSphere 5.5 for a Spin

Does the latest iteration of VMware's core offering deliver enough enhancements and new features to make it warrant a closer look?

Server Management Tools: A Closer Look at HP's iLO and Dell's iDRAC

There's more to consider when purchasing new server infrastructure than simply the hardware. Make sure you do a little homework on the management side of the equation before your next server purchase.

Dell's T620 Tower Quietly Delivers Plenty of Processing Punch

In need of a high-power server tower but don't require the high availability of a cluster solution?  Consider the smooth-operating PowerEdge T620 for your next server replacement or upgrade.

Server Review: HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Blade Server

In need of the perfect building block for workloads like storage and compute clustering that need multiple physical servers? HP has you covered with its latest half-height blade server.

HP Builds Enterprise Features into New Gen8 MicroServer

While cost may be the biggest driver for the entry-level server market, ease of configuration and management can pay big dividends, as HP's new Gen8 MicroServer shows.

Running Windows Server 2012 on a Laptop

Learn how and when you might want to run a server operating system on a laptop in our latest Server Tutorial.

Lenovo's ThinkServer RD630 Gets the Job Done

The ThinkServer RD630 screams speed and versatility. Whatever task you want to throw at it, the RD630 is more than up to the job.

Dell PowerEdge R715: A Steal at This Price?

Our latest Server Review uncovers an AMD Opteron-based server that offers an outstanding combination of price and performance.

HP's ProLiant DL560 Gen8 Server Exudes Engineering Excellence

The HP DL560 is an engineering marvel and a crazy fast one at that. Is there any situation where this server wouldn't fit?

Server Review: HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Blade Server

Improvements to HP's ProLiant BL660c blade server help it meet the most demanding data center requirements from virtualization to heavy-duty number crunching.

A Hands-on Look at Windows Server 2012 Essentials

While Windows Server 2012 Essentials fails to include all the features in the previous Standard edition, does it offer enough to meet the basic server needs of most small businesses?

vSphere 5.1: A Worthy Upgrade Admins Will Love

Managing a large number of VMs and all the associated networking and storage is no small feat, but new features in vSphere 5.1 make it possible to accomplish that job from literally anywhere you can connect to the network.

A Hands-on Look at Windows Server 2012

With Windows Server 2012 finally officially available, now's the perfect time to delve a little deeper into the features and changes in the new server operating system that are likely to matter most to enterprises.

Windows Server 2012 Walkthroughs: Upgrading a Dell R520

Chomping at the bit to test out the official release of Windows Server 2012?  Check out what to watch for and avoid as we put the new server OS through its paces.

VMware View 5.1: Relieving Potential Pain from VDI Projects

The latest version of VMware View debuts with new functionality to improve the overall user experience, but are the enhancements enough to warrant an upgrade for your environment?

Dell R520 Server Arrives with an Attention to Detail

Dell's new PowerEdge R520 debuts as a worthy successor to the R510, delivering many features previously found only on higher end servers.

Taking VMware vSphere 5 for a Spin

While VMware vSphere can already handle some of the most complex virtual machine configurations you can throw at it, version 5.0 brings even more flexibility to the HA and storage capabilities with an eye toward performance and scalability.

HP AMD CPU Upgrades Crank Up the Capacity

A processor refresh doesn't necessarily mean you need a new server. Sometimes, simply dropping in new chips gives your server a huge performance boost. Paul Ferrill demonstrates how AMD's new 16-core chip ups the compute capacity of the HP ProLiant DL 385 G7 by 25 percent.

Windows 8 Server Beta First Look

Last month, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Server Beta. We walk through the many changes and new functionality it has added since the Developer Preview last year.

OpenSUSE 12.1 Proffers Polish and Performance

From its performing OS to the cutting-edge open source projects included with it, OpenSUSE 12.1 truly has something for everyone. But is it really flawless?

Dell PowerEdge R210 II: Good Things Come in Small Packages

This enterprise-ready, ultra-compact, 1-socket  server from Dell may very well change your perception of rackmount servers.